As co-founder of Little Giant Creative and The Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, Tayyib is dedicated to cultural competency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences. He co-founded Pipeline Philly to serve as an inviting and dynamic co-working space filled with professionals from various backgrounds and industries, creating one of the most diverse workspaces in the city. Tayyib has long been a successful conduit between artist/niche brands and consumers.
We'll also recognize our AAF District 7 ADDY winners and University of Memphis advertising students who have recently competed in the National Student Advertising Competition.read more
Billy Ivey has been an advertising professional for almost two decades. Today, he is a writer and brand strategist at Big Communications in Birmingham, Alabama.
He's married to a beautiful woman with whom he has co-created five better than average-looking children — and before you ask, yes, he knows what causes that.
Anyway, each morning before his kids catch the school bus, Billy packs their lunches and places a hand-written note next to the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bruised bananas, juice boxes, and Doritos (if they're lucky). Big deal, right?
Well, about a year and a half ago, Billy began posting his lunch notes to Instagram, and “Napkinisms” was born. Last summer, Napkinisms partnered with the Chick-fil-A Foundation in Atlanta to provide almost 3,000 lunches and notes to children in need, and now hundreds of thousands of people have seen and shared “Napkinisms" throughout the world.
Billy will share his thoughts on advertising, influence, storytelling, and doing small things to make a big difference in the lives of others.read more